Return fraud is actually an online scam which is committed when a person purchases an item from a retail store without even wanting to use it. For instance, if a person is buying an item just to return it back then it is return fraud and it even expands to the use of duplicate receipts for obtaining money back. It is the act of defrauding a retail store via the return process. There are various ways in which this crime is committed. For example, the offender may return stolen merchandise to secure cash, or steal receipts or receipt tape to enable a falsified return, or to use somebody else’s receipt to try to return an item picked up from a store shelf.